Late-night musings

Lots of little things are making your life easier on the Net these days. One I’ve grown particularly fond of is NewsGator, which offers to aggregate news items from all sites you subscribe to – assuming these provide rss feeds of their content. Their basic service is free, and they also sell a Microsoft Outlook add-in which allows you
to treat your news feeds just like emails.

There’s also more good stuff coming down the pipe from the Google Labs. Both Google Suggest and Google Maps are fairly amazing implementations of a new class of interactive online applications. I’m convinced they’re not the last ones to put the XMLHttpRequest() function to good use this year…

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